Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) often suffer from disruptionsand partitioning. Techniques to tackle these challenges such ascaching and replication might result in data being widely dis-tributed in the network. For enabling media streaming in suchnetworks, the requirement for an improved signaling system hasbeen raised. Therefore, we have in this thesis, designed and imple-mented a solution for signaling of media streaming in MANETs.This solution is able to create meta data that is kept and senttogether with audio and video (AV) data, so specific data can befound and retrieved if disruption and partitioning occurs. Thisalso provides the ability to gather meta data and create overviewsof where AV data is distributed in the network. In addition itprovides detailed control over the streaming process so users canchoose whether missing data is important enough to be retrievedor not.
Since there are currently no existing media players that supportsthis functionality, we have also provided the design of an exper-imental media player. This media player is tailored to supportthe specifics of our signaling system, and makes it easier to il-lustrate benefits of the functionality. Trough evaluation we haveverified that the user is provided this fine-grained control of dif-ferent streaming sessions, in addition to being informed with asmuch as possible details of the process.